Must-see attractions in Boboli & San Miniato al Monte

  • Florence, Italy - August 16, 2019: Tourists walking near the Palazzo Pitti or the Pitti Palace, is a vast Renaissance palace in Florence, Italy
great treasure house, gallerie, uffizi gallery, porcelain museum

    Palazzo Pitti

    Boboli & San Miniato al Monte

    Commissioned by banker Luca Pitti in 1458, this Renaissance palace was later bought by the Medici family. Over the centuries, it was a residence of the…

  • Boboli Gardens in Florence
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    Giardino di Boboli

    Boboli & San Miniato al Monte

    Behind Palazzo Pitti, the fountain- and sculpture-adorned Boboli Gardens – slowly but surely being restored to their former pristine glory thanks to a €2…

  • Piazzale Michelangelo (Michelangelo Square) is a square with a panoramic view of Florence.  It was designed by the architect Giuseppe Poggi and built in 1869 on a hill just south of the historic center

    Piazzale Michelangelo

    Boboli & San Miniato al Monte

    Turn your back on the bevy of ticky-tacky souvenir stalls flogging David statues and boxer shorts and take in the spectacular city panorama from this vast…

  • Panoramic view over River Arno and Florence from the Bardini Gardens, Florence (Firenze), Tuscany, Italy, Europe

    Villa e Giardino Bardini

    Boboli & San Miniato al Monte

    This 17th-century villa and garden was named after 19th-century antiquarian art collector Stefano Bardini (1836–1922), who bought it in 1913 and restored…

  • Clet

    Boboli & San Miniato al Monte

    Should you notice something gone awry with street signs in Oltrarno – on a No Entry sign, a tiny black figure stealthily sneaking away with the white bar…

  • Italy, Florence, view across to San Miniato al Monte from Forte di Belvedere, with many cypress trees.

    Forte di Belvedere

    Boboli & San Miniato al Monte

    Forte di Belvedere is a rambling fort designed by Bernardo Buontalenti for Grand Duke Ferdinando I at the end of the 16th century. From the massive…

  • Basilica di San Miniato al Monte

    Boboli & San Miniato al Monte

    Five minutes' walk uphill from Piazzale Michelangelo is this wonderful Romanesque church, dedicated to St Minius, an early-Christian martyr in Florence…

  • Galleria Palatina

    Boboli & San Miniato al Monte

    Raphaels and Rubens vie for centre stage in the enviable collection of 16th- to 18th-century art amassed by the Medici and Lorraine dukes in Palazzo Pitti…

  • Torre San Niccolò

    Boboli & San Miniato al Monte

    Built in 1324, the best preserved of the city’s medieval gates stands sentinel on the banks of the Arno. In summer, with a guide you can scale the steep…

  • Chiesa di Santa Felicità

    Boboli & San Miniato al Monte

    Possibly founded by Syrian merchants as early as the 2nd century, the current church is largely a Renaissance construction. Its most extraordinary feature…

  • Galleria d'Arte Moderna

    Boboli & San Miniato al Monte

    Forget about Marini, Mertz or Clemente – the collection of Palazzo Pitti's Galleria d’Arte Moderna is dominated by late-19th-century works by artists of…

  • Appartamenti Reali

    Boboli & San Miniato al Monte

    Palazzo Pitti's Appartamenti Reali are presented as they were c 1880–91, when they were occupied by members of the House of Savoy. The style and division…

  • Grotta del Buontalenti

    Boboli & San Miniato al Monte

    This fantastical shell- and gem-encrusted grotto was built by Bernardo Buontalenti between 1583 and 1593 for Francesco I de' Medici; find it in the lower…

  • Via de' Bardi

    Boboli & San Miniato al Monte

    Walking east from Ponte Vecchio, the first stretch of Via de' Bardi shows clear signs of its recent history. This entire area was flattened by German…

  • Tesoro dei Granduchi

    Boboli & San Miniato al Monte

    Exquisite amber carvings, ivory miniatures, glittering tiaras and headpieces, silver pillboxes and various other gems and jewels are displayed in this…

  • Museo delle Porcellane

    Boboli & San Miniato al Monte

    Housed in the 18th-century Palazzina del Cavaliere in the Boboli Gardens, this small museum houses an exquisite collection of European porcelain. Many…

  • Palazzo de' Mozzi

    Boboli & San Miniato al Monte

    Pope Gregory X stayed at this early-Renaissance palazzo (palace) when brokering peace between the Guelps and Ghibellines in the 13th century.

  • Museo della Moda e del Costume

    Boboli & San Miniato al Monte

    Few visitors to Palazzo Pitti get as far as this Fashion and Costume Museum, host to various fashion-themed temporary exhibitions.